Anaxyrus compactilis
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found on the lower central Mexican Plateau between 1000 and 2000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species has close affinities to desert and shrublands. It presumably breeds in water.


This is a species that is not known very well. There are no studies of the population status of this species, but it has been collected in central Mexico where apparently healthy populations exist.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Conversion of land for agricultural purposes is the major threat to this species, as well as the proximity of its habitats to urbanized areas. Pollution constitutes another threat.

Conservation Actions

The species' range is within several protected areas such as Mapimí, Sierra Gorda and Barranca de Meztitlan Biosphere Reserves; Gogorron, Los Marmoles and La Malinche National Parks; and within several state reserves. Although, protection of the original ecological conditions is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Anaxyrus compactilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T54613A53949415. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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